Click on the player below to learn some helpful tips on how to deal with your neighbors during the holiday season. Pattie Porter and I presented strategies to keep neighbor conflict at bay and help you manage your triggers to those nuisances you cannot control so that you can enjoy your holidays and prevent [...]
Dealing with the normal stress of the holidays can be enough to handle. Then add those annoyances and disruptions you have to deal with in your neighborhood…loud holiday parties, cars blocking roads and your driveway, those bright holiday lights and decorations. All invading your peace and quiet. The holidays can bring people together just as [...]
If you missed our program or just want to listen in again to learn how to deal with co-workers from hell, the entire program is now available for download or streaming. Pattie Porter and I shared examples of how to respond differently, effectively and constructively to the most challenging of coworkers. We outlined a [...]Continue Reading →
Whether you are at the water cooler, in the hallway or stuck in a never-ending meeting, we all have to deal with co-workers from hell. Join Pattie Porter and me to learn lessons from conflict coaching experts on how to respond differently, effectively and constructively to the most challenging of coworkers. We will provide a couple [...]Continue Reading →
If you missed my outstanding interview of John Settle for the Texas Conflict Coach webradio program on the key elements of trust. Don’t despair, you can download or stream the full program from the player below. Listen in to learn how to build trust, overcome distrust and what are some of the key [...]Continue Reading →
Trust is a key element of our personal and professional relationships. Without it progress grinds to a halt and disagreements become rampant amongst friends, coworkers, and leadership. No matter if you are the newest hire or the CEO; you need to understand what trust is and how it is build and that distrust is not [...]Continue Reading →
Conflict Coaches are called on to help clients deal with a wide range of difficult circumstances. The presentation below highlights how the development of self-awareness through mastery of somatic skills is essential to success or failure when coaching clients.
Using simple techniques focused on breath, posture, and vision, coaches can improve their own performance and become more present/mindful during [...]Continue Reading →
If you missed my Texas Conflict Coach webradio program with arbitrator, mediator and attorney Daniel Preston Dozier on the fact and fiction of Arbitration you can listen to or download the entire show from the player below. You’ll learn how mediation is similar to and completely different from arbitration, the pros and cons [...]Continue Reading →
Today marks the 7th year that I have taught for the Masters program of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. I am honored and excited to part of a dynamic, experienced, and pioneering program. It is also incredibly gratifying to be part of the development of future [...]Continue Reading →
Have you always wondered what the difference between arbitration and mediation is? Listen in as arbitrator, mediator and attorney Daniel Preston Dozier discusses the fact and fiction of arbitration. You’ll learn what the pros and cons of arbitration are and how mediation is similar to and completely different from arbitration. Join us on Continue Reading →
About MeHelping people resolve problems and improve their performance under stressful circumstances is Stephen’s passion and profession. With a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Stephen has substantial experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict analysis, conflict management and project management. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has also become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. He has taught hundreds the somatic skills they needed to remain calm in stressful conflict situations as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and through seminars that he has presented at conferences nationwide.
Specialties: Stephen presents workshops nationally and internationally that teach problem solvers how to improve their performance by learning to better manage the stress of conflict situations through the development of somatic (body) skills focused on breath, posture, and vision and the cultivation of self-awareness. These skills originate from the Japanese martial art of Aikido and have been used by martial artists, executives, law enforcement, athletes and professionals to remain calm in the midst of the storm.